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ACC sues former DSCC councillor Sayeed

  • Published at 01:49 am November 21st, 2019
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AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed Collected

ACC Assistant Director Ataur Rahman Sarkar filed a  case against him at its integrated district office-1 on Wednesday

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against Arambagh Krira Sangha chief AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed, alias Sayeed Commissioner, for his reported involvement with illegal casino business and amassing illegal wealth.

Also a joint secretary general of Dhaka South Jubo League, Sayeed was earlier removed as councillor of Dhaka South City Corporation Ward No 9.

ACC Assistant Director Ataur Rahman Sarkar filed a  case against him at its integrated district office-1 on Wednesday.

ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

According to case files, ACC found that Sayeed amassed Tk2,93,10,155 illegally via immovable wealth. He tried to prove the legitimate source of Tk1,54,56,106 of his movable wealth but did not have any evidence to  back the claim. On investigation, it was found that the entire Tk4,47,66, 261 crore was amassed illegally.

Earlier on October 17, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) removed Sayeed for not attending more than three consecutive meetings and staying abroad without permission.

The ruling party’s youth front has come under the spotlight since allegations came up against it leaders over their involvement with the illegal casino business.

Jubo League president Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, vice president Enamul Hoque Arman and organizing secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan were later expelled by the organization after the allegations were raised.   

Since September 18, several Jubo League leaders and other businessmen were arrested since the RAB began a drive, under the government's directive, against illegal gambling, extortion, contract-grabbing, and other crimes.

During the crackdown, the RAB and police raided many casinos working under the façade of sporting clubs throughout the country.

Huge amount of cash, foreign currency, narcotics and gambling equipment were seized during the operation.

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Councillor AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed has been running the Arambagh Sporting Club, Dilkusha Sporting Club, and Mohammedan Sporting Club, said police sources.

Sources seeking anonymity earlier claimed that there are allegations of tender manipulation and extortion against Sayeed as well and many locals also know him as “Casino Sayeed.”